A8 or MT6?

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  1. SublimeHellcat

    SublimeHellcat Silver Member

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    I ordered my Hellcat with the MT6 transmission. A number of guys I know who own SRT8 Challengers from 2010-2014 are telling me to switch to the Automatic. Too much horsepower to control with the MT6 they are telling me. I have owned a muscle car in the past (1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302) and never thought about ordering a muscle car in an automatic but what I am being told is I won't have launch control or other features that the automatic has in the MT. A lot of experience and knowledge on this forum so I am open to suggestions.
     
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    you like manual so get manual.. :) anyway, its a freakn BLAST!!!!!!! giggles of fun, you wont be sorry if grabbn gears is your hearts desire :D the tall first gear can take you to 60 mph which is almost the same as third in the auto..
     
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    Its a personal preference decision. Manuals just go with muscle cars (like peas and carrots). But if you plan on driving it most days and in traffic, I think the manual would get old pretty quick. Plus the auto in track mode can give you the same feel and shifts faster than pretty much anyone can. I chose the automatic because although the manual is "fun" on the open road and on race courses, in heavy traffic, I think it sucks... I would rather "set it and forget it"... LOL
     
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    If your out for fun your choice but if you want to drag race A8 IMHO
     
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    One of the questions that is an unknown at this point will be clutch life, the mules had some issues that were addressed but we will need to see long term how that plays out.
     
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    I drive a MT every day in my daily driver. The HC won't be a DD. Nice weather, weekends, road trips. While I may take it to the track for track days, but I don't plan on using it at the drag strip.
     
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    The automatic is nice you can use the paddle shifters or the shifter to play around with.
     
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    I prefer manuals
     

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    It all boils down to personal preference, but I agree with the above statement. Best of both worlds. I was ALWAYS a manual trans in a muscle car kinda girl. My first Challenger, 2009 SRT8 was a manual and I loved it! I went to trade that one in on the 2013 Challenger 392, and the closest they could find to the build I wanted was an exact match in every way except it was an automatic. I was all like ... hell no, and then I was informed that I would have to order the car and wait 4-6 weeks. I am not a patient person, so decided that I would deal with an automatic after I drove an RT they had on the lot because it had the paddle shifters and I could shift on the auto stick, also. I must admit (and this is really hard for me), but as much as I loved my first Challenger in a manual trans, I adored the Challenger in an automatic even more! So much so that I ordered Dante as an A8 with no hesitation. So, again, personal preference. Do what you like. :)

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    And get the auto:D
     
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    A8 all day every day, best of both worlds .
     
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    Nothin' like a stick shift in a performance oriented car. Apparently the collector car market agrees, as the manual transmission versions of old muscle cars and sports cars command more demand and value. Something about that direct control, the car is in whatever gear I put it in, till I tell it otherwise. For more perspectives on the matter, read the posts in the other thread "Hellcat vs supercharged 5.0" which also go into the 6-speed vs auto issue.
     
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    But you also get that direct control with the paddle shifters.
     
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    A lesson learned from Viper. Zero to sixty in first gear is the way they get such awesome times!
     
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    After three Vipers with the MT6, the A8 is much welcome. The MT6 is fun until you get into a traffic jam.
     
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